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Epidote

Epidote

Specimen # 100612
Mineral: Epidote
Location: Pakot, North Eastern Province, Kenya
Size: 4.2 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
Price: $200.00 CAD

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Detailed Description

A beautiful pair of epidote crystals, the larger one (singly-terminated) hosting a second crystal growing out an an angle. The crystals are sharp and lustrous, with selective frosting by tiny crystals of associated minerals (albite, quartz, hematite, blue-green amphibole). In excellent condition - no damage. There is some surface marking beneath the second crystal, and a small growth of additional mineralized material on an edge of the pyramid - this is all natural and crystallized. Stands perfectly for display.

A super epidote specimen.


About These Epidotes

Even though the finest quality epidotes from Pakot rank among the world's finest, to date not much has been written about them. The find occurred in 2002 in North Eastern Province, which was known at the time as Northern Frontier District, or NFD. It is noted by Tom Moore in his write-up of the 2003 Tucson show (The Mineralogical Record, May-June, 2003, Vol. 34:3). The deposit, described as a metamorphic skarn, was worked by Wayne Thompson and the late, famous African mineral explorer Campbell Bridges. This is a remote area of Kenya, home to tribal communities and sometimes a conflict region, so mineral specimen collecting is not an easy or frequent matter - this 2002 find was remarkable.  

Detailed Description

A beautiful pair of epidote crystals, the larger one (singly-terminated) hosting a second crystal growing out an an angle. The crystals are sharp and lustrous, with selective frosting by tiny crystals of associated minerals (albite, quartz, hematite, blue-green amphibole). In excellent condition - no damage. There is some surface marking beneath the second crystal, and a small growth of additional mineralized material on an edge of the pyramid - this is all natural and crystallized. Stands perfectly for display.

A super epidote specimen.


About These Epidotes

Even though the finest quality epidotes from Pakot rank among the world's finest, to date not much has been written about them. The find occurred in 2002 in North Eastern Province, which was known at the time as Northern Frontier District, or NFD. It is noted by Tom Moore in his write-up of the 2003 Tucson show (The Mineralogical Record, May-June, 2003, Vol. 34:3). The deposit, described as a metamorphic skarn, was worked by Wayne Thompson and the late, famous African mineral explorer Campbell Bridges. This is a remote area of Kenya, home to tribal communities and sometimes a conflict region, so mineral specimen collecting is not an easy or frequent matter - this 2002 find was remarkable.  

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